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Latest posts by blighty mam

Stone the crows!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 10:08

Not that pets are nature? Hey ho... if you insist.

So being in Devon, you don't like birds of prey either? You've a lot of gorgeous birds of prey there. There are a lot of birds that eat birds, animals that eat birds, even deer have been reported in eating some birds and the wonderful hedgehog will eat bird eggs.  I think you'll find that it is actually just a part of nature and the life cycle and not really for us to interfere.

Poorly Cosmos

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 09:52

Ooops, I've watered cosmos every day for years, in pots or in the ground, I didn't know they didn't like lots of water.  The only real difference I've found growing them is sunshine. My garden where I live now is north facing, so they don't grow as good as where I used to live, but the ones at my allotment this year are the largest and prettiest I've ever grown them and the only difference is they are in the sunshine all day long.

Stone the crows!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 09:49

Hostafan, so you hate crows as well as squirrels and cats? Does the black list of nature ever end with you?

I would check to see if they are rooks too. They do indeed eat anything! Just put up a new squirrel proof feeder just to stop a family of rooks eating the whole lot in a day and the little birds can finally get a look-in.  Good luck with your apples happycottontail.


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 00:13

Charlie - Until humans do less damage to wildlife and this planet, then they cannot preach about natural wildlife damage. Otherwise humans are a bunch of  hypocrites... Sanctimonious greedy muderous control freaks


Garden produce recipes

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 19:12

Glad you enjoyed the beans Pansy!


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 19:10


Not sure I agree with letting the cats roam meaning you don't care. I took on a 5 year old troubled, stressed and vicious cat who was kept as a house cat. It spent 5 years trying to get out the house with it's previous owner. The day I let it out and the cat turned around 100% overnight. It's calm, quiet, content now it's allowed outside. So am I supposed to quosh it's nature, cause it distress just because folk like you think I don't care? Feels like a sweeping and judging statement. Not all cats take to a lead, not all cats will stay indoors. I would prefer both, just so folk can't harm my cat, or it get killed by a car, but I can't make him live my ideals to his own detriment.. He deserves a quality of life too.

Dove, wise words, thanks. I guess I got a bit irked when Charlie November posts about killing pets in German. That's more than a difference in opinion to me, that's violence against another living creature, just because it doesn't suit his lifestyle. Nice person.


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 18:25

Lou, or suck em to death? Might take a while....


Well said Northernlass... the problem is that folk can always take figures out of context.

And other figure for Charlie and scroggin to take on board is that pesticides kill about double the amount of birds each year than cats. Should we go around killing farmers then, using their logic?   At least a cat is a dumb animal.. what's the so-called evolved human's excuse? Without a doubt, humans kill more birds through chemicals, loss of habitat, believe it or not, even having windows on buildings (tons of feathered lives are lost each year on that alone), and general nasty rubbish that humans inflict on wildlife. 

But I guess that's too much to take on for the average cat hater.

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 10:40

 Artjak, aww, bless her! Bet you sighed with relief too, no vets bills either!!


Posted: 30/07/2015 at 10:38

Not a bad idea! grins

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 09:42

Ooh, some seriously yummy sounding things on here!
Last sat we pickled (just vinegar, water and sugar) 5 large jars of beetroot out the allotment. Was our first time but the better half and I had a good time, despite it looking like we'd killed something in the kitchen...

Another idea for runner beans - my mum used to make them with soy sauce when I was a kid - just fry onion, then stir in boiled, cooked runner beans and some soy sauce - as much or as little as you prefer. You can add bacon too.  They are very yummy and the only way my partner doesn't mind eating them when they glut of runners arrives!

Discussions started by blighty mam

Off with their heads! Runner beans

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Allotments and creatures.

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onion white rot

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Runner beans -slug midnight feast!

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Allotment advice

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No nice, cute grannie tat in my garden....

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White limestone discolour?

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